THIS is why we love Lady Gaga.
Call her eccentric, call her crazy, call her whatever…BUT one thing she does for sure is speak to some of the most important issues of our generation. And her music video for “Til It Happens To You” might be one of her most important messages yet.
It’s a raw take on an issue that one in five college women will face this year: sexual assault.
Something really cool about this is that a piece of the proceeds from the single are going to organizations that support sexual assault survivors.
Lady Gaga wants to empower sexual assault survivors to support each other with the new release. Right now 6% of campus sexual assault survivors are reporting what’s happened to them, a number down from nearly double that last year. “‘Til It Happens To You” is meant to build solidarity among survivors and a unified strength Gaga hopes will change these startling stats.
So, are you ready to see the video?!
FYI before you press play: the video opens with a warning that it can get a little graphic.